Austrian Church leaders weigh compensation standards for abuse victims
Catholic World News - June 25, 2010
The Austrian Catholic hierarchy is expected to approve standards of compensation for victims of sexual abuse, with damage payments ranging from €5,000 ($6.200) for lesser violations up to €25,000 ($37,000) for the most serious cases of abuse. The standards have been proposed by a lay panel set up by the Austrian bishops.
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Posted by: Bernadette -
Jun. 25, 2010 7:10 PM ET USA
And we have paid out millions sometimes per case? Wow! If our bishops had set a limit as the Austrian bishops, the lawyers would have litigated and litigated, sued and sued, to "up the ante" more and more. Wonder how the Austrian bishops will be able to avoid that. Our bishops just caved in and gave out our money no questions asked it seems.